News & Updates

If you are a Veteran or know a Veteran who would benefit from the companionship & assistance of a PTSD service dog, please contact us via our Veterans Page or call us at (346) 267-8882.

May2021

We are proud of our canine Veteran teams who come to monthly group training sessions! Everyone is working so hard and making great progress. We would like to welcome new members this month Shalean & Freedom and Everett & Ranger! CONGRATULATIONS to our THREE teams who passed their AKC Canine Good Citizen tests at our April lesson – Ken & Tango, Michelle & River, and Everett & Ranger! Way to go everyone, very inspiring! Thanks again to the Paws for Purpose students for coming to help work the dogs, we are so appreciative of your assistance!
More great updates coming the end of May, stay safe everyone!

April 2021

We are overwhelmed to share the receipt of an incredibly GENEROUS donation from the students with Klein Cain High School’s Paws for Purpose club. These young men and women donate their time with community service to raise awareness for animal neglect & abuse and promote the welfare of animals. They volunteer at animal shelters to help clean kennels, read to the dogs and host VERY successful food & supply drives for the shelters. We are thrilled that they decided to partner with us last year when they were looking to support the training of a service dog for a military Veteran in need. The students attend our monthly Group classes and work the dogs that are in full training to allow us to spend more time coaching the Veterans that are working in class with their own dogs. They have also started coming to our trainer’s (Sam with Working Paws K9 Training) private client group lessons every week-end to get some additional time working the dogs at agility and obedience. We are going to miss the graduating seniors whom we have come to know well, we can’t wait to meet their replacements at classes later this year. We are so proud to be working with this amazing group of young people, and could not be more grateful for their generous support. Thank you to each and every member of Klein Cain High’s Paws for Purpose and their amazing faculty sponsor Susan Schrum Kopinitz for everything they do for us! Who knew the key to funding service dogs was a High School chocolate fundraiser?!

March 2021

We are so excited about our new partnership with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427!! They have graciously offered their amazing facility for our monthly Group Training Program lessons, and we are thrilled to start using their venue this month! Having such space will allow our Veterans’ families to start coming to class again as we can easily distance. We hope members of Post 2427 will become part of The Rescue family so we can assist them training their own dogs or help them adopt a canine partner to train as a service dog! Laura & Honor were invited to give an informational presentation & demo for the Post this week, hopefully Honor’s skills will inspire their members to become part of the Program to get a service dog who will help ease their PTSD. Please stay tuned for updates on this wonderful new partnership!

159817950_865816873966889_8762370689883562615_oCongratulations to our new Canine-Veteran Team Apollo & Phillip for passing their AKC Canine Good Citizen test with flying colors at yesterday’s monthly group lesson! Apollo went to Phillip in early February and so far they are a perfect match! Way to go Phillip, we are so proud of you & Apollo!

We would like to thank Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427 for the fantastic new venue for our monthly Group Lesson Program! We held our February make-up lesson yesterday and our teams were working hard listening to our great trainer Sam with Working Paws K9 Training. We have a lot of new members and wonderful service dogs in training. Be on the lookout for progress updates on all our fantastic Veterans and their amazing dogs!

We would like to thank Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427VFW Post 8790VFW Post 8790 Auxiliary
and Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4 for the incredibly generous donation to our monthly Group Training Program. Their donations will support training leashes and collars, training treats, service dog in-training vests and The Rescue for PTSD logo patches for the dogs’ vests. We, our Group Veterans, and their canine partners are very grateful for the support! We are also excited to be hosting our monthly Group Program lessons at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2427 facility, and we are thrilled that some of their members are now part of our Group Program themselves! Thank you again, we could not continue our Program without such amazing support!
We are absolutely thrilled to share that our little girl Honor was paired with her Veteran Kurt this week-end, and it could not be a more perfect match! Kurt & his wife came to Houston for 4 days of transition training, so Kurt could bond with Honor and learn all about her skills & the commands/vocabulary she responds to. They participated in our Monthly Group Program lesson Saturday, and Thursday through Sunday had multiple sessions every day out and about practicing to be a service team. Kurt & Honor were also certified by our amazing trainer Sam (Working Paws K9 Training) to be a therapy team, so they will be going out and sharing Honor’s cuteness and affection with others! We aren’t sure if Honor is more in love with Kurt or vice-versa, but they did a fantastic job with their training and are now off for more adventures together! Stay tuned as Kurt promises to overload us with photos.
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